Lana Wachowski’s The Matrix Resurrections is a forthcoming American science fiction action film that she produced, co-wrote, and directed. It is the sequel to The Matrix Revolutions (2003) and the fourth episode in the overall The Matrix film series. Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Jessica Henwick, Jonathan Groff, Neil Patrick Harris, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, and Christina Ricci join Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss, and Jada Pinkett Smith in reprising their roles from earlier films in the franchise.
Following the release of Revolutions, the Wachowskis denied the possibility of another Matrix film, having intended the third film to conclude the trilogy. However, rumors about a possible fourth Matrix film have emerged since then, and the studio has expressed interest in reviving the franchise and hired Zak Penn to write a new screenplay. A fourth Matrix film was ultimately revealed in late 2019, with Lana Wachowski returning as director in the absence of her sister and Reeves and Moss resuming their roles. Filming began in February 2020 but was suspended the following month due to the COVID-19 epidemic.
Wachowski considered canceling the project and leaving the film incomplete, but the cast persuaded her to continue it. Filming commenced in August 2020 and was completed three months later.
Village Roadshow Pictures and Venus Castina Productions will collaborate on the film’s production. The Matrix Resurrections will have its global debut on December 18, 2021, in San Francisco, and will be distributed theatrically by Warner Bros. Pictures on December 22, 2021; it will also stream digitally in the United States for a month commencing on that same day on the ad-free tier of HBO Max.
The Matrix Resurrections (2021) Synopsis
Twenty years after the events of The Matrix Revolutions, Neo lives as Thomas A. Anderson in San Francisco, where his therapist administers blue tablets to him. He and Trinity don’t recognize each other. On the other hand, Morpheus provides him with the red pill, reintroducing him to the realm of the Matrix.
The Matrix Resurrections (2021) Movie Info
|Directed by||Lana Wachowski|
|Written by||· Lana Wachowski
· David Mitchell
· Aleksandar Hemon
by The Wachowskis
|Produced by||· Grant Hill
· James McTeigue
· Lana Wachowski
|Cinematography||· Daniele Massaccesi
· John Toll
|Edited by||Joseph Jett Sally|
|Music by||· Johnny Klimek
· Tom Tykwer
|· Village Roadshow Pictures
· Venus Castina Productions
|Distributed by||Warner Bros. Pictures|
|Release date||· December 18, 2021 (San Francisco)
· December 22, 2021 (United States)
The Matrix Resurrections (2021) Cast
- Keanu Reeves as Thomas A. Anderson / Neo
- Carrie-Anne Moss as Trinity
- Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Morpheus.
- Jessica Henwick as Bugs
- Jada Pinkett Smith as Niobe
- Lambert Wilson as The Merovingian
- Daniel Bernhardt as Agent Johnson
On February 4, 2020, the film began production in San Francisco under the secret name “Project Ice Cream.” Filming also took place at Germany’s Babelsberg Studio and in Chicago. After causing damage to structures and street lights, filming in San Francisco irritated citizens and city personnel. As with previous movies such as Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings and Venom: Let There Be Carnage (both 2021), the filmmakers were required to pay the San Francisco Police Department $420,000 in order to film in the city. Unlike past films, no second unit was required for the action sequences because Wachowski directed all of them herself.
The film’s production was interrupted on March 16, 2020, because of the COVID-19 epidemic. After production was suspended, Wachowski considered never finishing the picture and letting it “go down as an incomplete legendary film not meant to be viewed by anybody.” The cast, on the other hand, urged Wachowski to return and finish the film until he agreed. Keanu Reeves stated production has begun in Berlin on August 16, 2020. On November 11, 2020, principal photography wrapped.
Warner Bros. stated in September 2021 that Johnny Klimek and Tom Tykwer will score the picture, having previously worked with Wachowski on Sense8 and Cloud Atlas. The trailer heavily features Jefferson Airplane’s “White Rabbit.” The choice of “White Rabbit” for the trailer, according to Wachowski, was not only a nod to Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland elements that The Matrix had previously used and on which “White Rabbit” is based, but also a nod to Jefferson Airplane, who were formed as a house band for The Matrix club in San Francisco.
The title was revealed on August 24, 2021, like The Matrix Resurrections. A clip portraying a meeting between Neo and Trinity was shown as part of Warner Bros.’ presentation at CinemaCon that day. The movie’s official website was modified on September 7, 2021, ahead of the release of the film’s first official trailer on September 9, 2021, offering the user random snippets of the video and narration according to their time of day.
The Matrix Resurrections (2021) Release
The Matrix Resurrections will have its international premiere in San Francisco on December 18, 2021. The film was originally scheduled to be released on May 21, 2021, with John Wick: Chapter 4, which also starred Keanu Reeves. However, owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, the film was postponed until April 1, 2022. The film’s release date was pushed out to December 22, 2021, on October 5, 2020.
The film is set to be Warner Bros. Pictures’ final film to have a simultaneous release on the HBO Max streaming service for one month as part of the studio’s plans for all of its 2021 theatrical films, as the studio will discontinue the release model in 2022 in favor of a 45-day exclusive theatrical window as part of new agreements the studio reached with Cineworld (which owns Regal Cinemas) and AMC Theatres.
The Matrix Resurrections Release Dates
|Portugal||16 December 2021|
|Russia||16 December 2021|
|Japan||17 December 2021|
|Poland||17 December 2021|
|USA||18 December 2021||(San Francisco, California) (premiere)|
|Brazil||22 December 2021|
|Canada||22 December 2021|
|Denmark||22 December 2021|
|Spain||22 December 2021|
|Finland||22 December 2021|
|France||22 December 2021|
|UK||22 December 2021|
|Ireland||22 December 2021|
|India||22 December 2021|
|Iceland||22 December 2021|
|Cambodia||22 December 2021|
|South Korea||22 December 2021|
|Sweden||22 December 2021|
|Slovakia||22 December 2021|
|Turkey||22 December 2021|
|Taiwan||22 December 2021|
|Ukraine||22 December 2021|
|USA||22 December 2021|
|Argentina||23 December 2021|
|Germany||23 December 2021|
|Croatia||23 December 2021||(Croatian premiere)|
|Mexico||23 December 2021|
|Netherlands||23 December 2021|
|Singapore||23 December 2021|
|Bulgaria||24 December 2021|
|Lithuania||24 December 2021|
|Latvia||24 December 2021|
|Norway||24 December 2021|
|Australia||26 December 2021|
|New Zealand||26 December 2021|
|Italy||1 January 2022|
Also Known As (AKA)
|(original title)||The Matrix Resurrections|
|Australia||The Matrix Resurrections|
|Bulgaria (Bulgarian title)||Матрицата: Възкресения|
|Canada (French title)||La Matrice: Résurrections|
|Canada (English title)||The Matrix Resurrections|
|Greece (informal title)||Matrix: Ανάσταση|
|Greece (complete title)||Matrix Resurrections|
|India (English title)||The Matrix Resurrections|
|India (Hindi title)||The Matrix 4|
|Japan (Japanese title)||マトリックス レザレクションズ|
|Netherlands||The Matrix Resurrections|
|Turkey (Turkish title)||Matrix Resurrections|
|UK (working title)||The Matrix 4|
|UK||The Matrix Resurrections|
|USA (working title)||Project Ice Cream|
|USA||The Matrix Resurrections|
|Vietnam||Ma Trận: Hồi Sinh|